E-Newsletter: August/September 2018
Chapter Sponsors (Click on logo for more info.)
Welcome New Members
Gary Wassertheurer, ASID
Gary Wassertheurer Designs
Elizabeth Song Lockard, ASID, PhD
National Events (Click on event title for more details.)
High Point Market – Fall
For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.asid.org/events.
Each day interior designers use their voices and visions to reshape spaces--and therefore the lives of those occupying them--for the better. With those same voices working in unison, they have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession. That is why ASID began One Voice; to empower interior designers to get involved and advocate for or against the public policy that will ultimately influence their careers and lives. For more info:
Design News (Click on title for complete article.)
It’s Time to Start Worrying About Asbestos Again
Interiors + Sources
Much like any good movie villain, asbestos has returned to dominate the news cycle and strike fear into the hearts of Americans. We wish this was the start of the world's dumbest joke but, sadly, it is not.
The national association of architects condemns the deregulation of the toxic building material.
10 Decorators’ Best and Worst Buys
Wall Street Journal
Design professionals reveal the smartest décor purchases they’ve ever made (midcentury finds on Craigslist), and the most regrettable (a stinky ottoman). What you can learn from their admissions.
Christian Louboutin, Google and More Love These Designs
Zaha Hadid Architects, Dexter Moren Associates, NBBJ and Ron Arad Architects are among the finalists for the Society of British and International Design (SBID)’s yearly design awards program. Spanning categories including Retail, Public Space, Healthcare Design, Residential, Visualization, Clubs.
How Ikea Quietly Tweaks Its Design Around the World
The Swedish furniture company just opened its first store in India–and just like Ikea does in most countries, it has carefully adjusted the inventory, design, and even food to fit local tastes.
Mint green fridges? Checkerboard floors? Count us in.
The design world is hot for concrete right now. It’s not only one of 2018’s biggest design trends, it’s equal parts sleekness and sturdiness. Plus, it’s cheap and easy to maintain. Need we say more? Just to be safe, we will. Concrete just might be your most eco-friendly flooring option. If there’s already a concrete […]
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ASID supports the professional development of the Society’s members and the profession with continuing education programs and events that allow participants to advance in their careers and build their skill sets. ASID, our Chapters, and Industry Partners offer a variety of continuing education opportunities in-person and online.
- ASID Academy: ASID assembled this catalog of online design courses, papers, and videos to bring the best continuing education offerings to ASID members and other designers in an easily-accessible, online-anytime, curated collection. Earn IDCEC and AIA-approved and accredited CEUs in a variety of topic areas including health and wellness, biophilia, HSW, and much more. ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to meet the Society’s continuing education requirement.
- IDCEC Event Calendar
- Check out the new IDCEC Website Guide!
ASID members must earn a minimum of 1.0 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from 1/1/18-12/31/19. We’ve updated the instructions for CEU reporting that align with IDCEC’s new website to help you navigate the process.
ASID members are to utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date.
Each year, ASID recognizes the exemplary achievements and outstanding service demonstrated by highly engaged members, chapters, student chapters, and industry partners through our awards and honors programs.
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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.